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Atrocities against Dalits, minorities increased sharply during BJP rule: Kejriwal

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New Delhi | Wednesday, Jul 20 2016 IST
Mounting a fierce attack on the BJP-led regime, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that atrocities against Dalits and minorities have increased sharply since the advent of the saffron party in power at the centre.

The Chief Minister, who will on Friday visit Una in Gujarat, where recently four Dalits were beaten up while they were skinning a dead cow, took to twitter to level allegations against the BJP-led NDA Govenrmet.

''Atrocities against Dalits and minorities have increased sharply during BJP regime,'' Mr Kejriwal wrote.

The Chief Minister also strongly condemned UP BJP leader Dayashankar Singh derogatory remark against BSP Chief Mayawati, saying "This is shameful. BJP's abuses n threats against women continue unabated both online n offline."

Mr Kejriwal also demanded that the BJP leader must be thrown behind bars for abusing Ms Mayawati.

Last week, a video of some men beating half-naked members of Dalit community in Una, Gujarat, a BJP-ruled state, went viral. The men, who claimed to be cow protectors, were shown beating the Dalit men, allegedly for skinning a dead cow.

Since the video surfaced, several parts of Gujarat were witnessing violent clashes. UNI RG/AR CJ RJ 2132

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